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Acquisition Executive Board (AEB) V&V Working Group Status. V&V Summit 2010 Presented by: John Frederick (AJP-7C2) Date: 10/14/10. Briefing Topics. Objectives and Philosophy Criticality of Useful Data Accomplishments Focus Areas Next Steps. AEB V&V Working Group.

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acquisition executive board aeb v v working group status

AcquisitionExecutive Board (AEB)V&V Working Group Status

V&V Summit 2010

Presented by: John Frederick (AJP-7C2)

Date: 10/14/10

briefing topics
Briefing Topics
  • Objectives and Philosophy
  • Criticality of Useful Data
  • Accomplishments
  • Focus Areas
  • Next Steps
aeb v v working group
AEB V&V Working Group

Who: FAA V&V experts under the AEB

Mission: Establish a common V&V philosophy

  • Across the AMS lifecycle (MA, IA, SI, ISM)

Objectives: Recommend V&V policy changes and improvements

  • Identify and define V&V improvement opportunities in MA, IA, SI, and ISM
  • Identify and define FAA V&V best practices
v v data for decision support

Decision Elements

  • Operational mission
  • Operational concepts
  • Available technologies
  • Solution sets
  • Requirements
  • Design
  • System performance
  • Implementation plans
  • Criteria for deployment
  • Criteria for operations
V&V Data for Decision Support

V&V Data is Needed to Support Decision Elements Throughout the “V”

elements of successful v v
Elements of successful V&V
  • Culture and organization that embraces the discipline
  • Policies and processes that support the discipline
  • Methods, test beds, and tools that enable the discipline
  • Responsible agents that oversee, maintain, and sustain the discipline
nextgen challenges to v v elements
NextGen Challenges to V&V Elements
  • Capabilities go across domains/services

(i.e. a system-of-systems)

Challenges:

      • V&V approach will need to be integrated
      • Programs will have increased variables and complexity
  • Operational concepts dramatically different

(For pilot, automation, controller, NAS, and aircraft)

Challenges:

      • Operational concepts will be fluid and evolving
      • Larger NAS environment to validate (validation of the collective)
      • New simulation and modeling requirements
increasing emphasis on v v
Increasing Emphasis on V&V
  • JPDO
    • Essential to delivering NextGen Capabilities
    • NASA Aviation Safety Research V&V Program
    • JPDO 2010 Work Plan priority initiative
  • Industry Focus
    • DOD
    • International (e.g. ITEA)
  • FAA
    • V&V is a key element to the Tech Center’s mission and line of business responsibilities
    • AEB V&V Working Group established
v v working group accomplishments
V&V Working Group Accomplishments
  • Lifecycle V&V Philosophy Whitepaper- 4/3/09
  • Conducted V&V Stakeholders meeting – 10/21/09
  • V&V policy changes incorporated into AMS - 01/2010
  • V&V Guidelines developed/posted to FAST - 01/2010
  • V&V philosophy is addressed in other guidelines
    • Investment Analysis Guidance
    • Service Analysis and Concept and Requirements Definition Guidelines Document
current focus of v v working group
Current Focus of V&V Working Group
  • Provide V&V tools for applying V&V practices
    • Practical (value added) standards, checklists, and guidance
    • Tools that help to ensure the success of programs
  • Integrate into AMS
    • Address V&V in the FAST standards and tools
    • Ensure V&V and policy align
v v tools checklists
V&V Tools: Checklists
  • Provide checklists for each critical AMS work product (document)
  • Supports assurance:
    • Quality documents that comply with standards and requirements
    • The work product supports and fulfills needs
  • V&V Checklist Status
    • PRD V&V Checklist - Complete
    • ISPD V&V Checklist - Under development
    • Planned/Proposed: Con Ops, EA Views, APB, TEMP, System Spec, SIR
v v tools define critical performance requirements cprs in ams
V&V Tools: Define Critical Performance Requirements (CPRs) in AMS
  • Replaces Key Performance Parameters (KPPs)
    • Primary/Must-have requirements
      • Represents attributes or characteristics essential to meeting the mission needs
      • Standardize the terminology and use of CPRs across AMS
      • Documented in the APB and PRD
      • Part of the total program requirements (assessed throughout lifecycle)
  • Status
    • Description by the V&V Working Group
    • Reviewing CPR approach with Systems Engineering
    • Plan to replace KPPs with CPRs in AMS
    • Need to assess and integrate with policy and guidance
v v tools critical operational issues
V&V Tools: Critical Operational Issues
  • Key operational capabilities
    • Measured to affirm that a product meets the needs
    • Ensure capability is ready for operations
  • Assessing AMS COI policies and guidance
    • Looking at best practices (e.g. DOD) for potential improvements
  • Status
    • COI standards and definitions working draft complete
    • The V&V Working Group will provide COI standards and definitions for AMS policy/guidance
reinstitute test and evaluation master plans temp
Reinstitute:Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMP)
  • Establish baseline T&E plans and strategies before Final Investment Decision
    • T&E baselines should be managed by the program throughout the lifecycle
  • Propose a Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) be required for all programs
    • Tailored based on program size and criticality
    • Revised/updated (as required)
    • Required TEMPs align with DOD best practices
  • Status
    • The V&V Working Group has a TEMP definition, process description, and template developed and under review
goal balanced v v that supports the success of the programs
Goal: Balanced V&V that Supports the Successof the Programs

Program Costs

Schedule

Sufficiency of V&V

Operational Risks

v v working group the way ahead
V&V Working Group: The Way Ahead
  • Develop and implement focus items into AMS Policy and FAST
    • V&V Checklists
    • COIs
    • CPRs
    • Formalized TEMP
  • Enhance V&V
    • Modify associated FAA policies, guidelines, and activities
  • Improve V&V practices to prepare for NextGen
summary of v v philosophy
Summary of V&V Philosophy
  • Verification ensures that a product is built right (according to specifications)
  • Validation ensures that the right product is built (to fulfill its intended use)
  • Products are:
    • Verified against requirements
    • Validated against needs
    • The basis for V&V of future work products
  • V&V supports key program decisions and risk mitigation
  • Emphasis is on work products developed early in the AMS lifecycle
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